I Was a Rat! by Philip Pullman

I Was a Rat!

Philip Pullman with Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

176 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous mysterious medium-paced


"I Was a Rat " So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of "Rodent Delusion"? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fai...

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Community Reviews Summary of 199 reviews


funny 100%
adventurous 60%
emotional 40%
lighthearted 40%
dark 20%
mysterious 20%
reflective 20%


fast 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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